Over the last few months Australian artist JVLY has given us a collection of exceptional singles – ‘tacenda’, ‘me&her’ and ‘monsoon’ – while also making promise of a new ep coming our way in 2020, but before we get to that he has one more little teaser to share with us called ‘aporia’ – and it also comes with a Rodrigo Badoino directed music video starring Kyra Cartledge.
JVLY’s music has been likened to a mix between Still Woozy, Rhye and Charlotte Day Wilson, and I feel that ‘aporia’ just might be the best display of his songwriting and production to date.
“I usually spend most time shaping all the instruments and layers, the writing tends to come further down the track for me. I didn’t write anything down for this one though, I was just playing around on the piano and singing random melodies and it sort of all worked out that way, the vocals you hear are from that first day.
I’d say that was the most satisfied I’ve ever been from finishing a song. I would’ve heard it like a hundred times while trying to wrap it up and I’m still not over it, so that’s probably a good sign. I think it mirrors the central idea of the whole EP and it captures the exact feel I wanted for this little album, the uncertainty. I couldn’t think of the right name for it, I was trying way too hard for ages and then I saw ‘aporia’ in a book and I googled it because I liked the word, it means “an irresolvable internal contradiction”. Seems to sum it up perfectly.” – JVLY